First up to bat is the new series on the dame who is fighting tough and wicked smart!
Agent Carter is set in 1946. It is about a secretary to Tony Stark's dad who must be normal secretary during the day and then butt kicking secret agent at night. I'm a bit confused by this working woman in the 1940s thing as the feminists told me that they were the ones who fought for women to be able to work in the '60s. Is she just the brains of spy operations? Nope. The promos show her in her 1940s clothes acting like the standard Joss Whedon heroine. "Oh man, don't you just want to watch an anorexic actress knocking out 200 pound henchmen?" It's like the other 10 chick cop shows on television right now but set in the '40s. Still not biting? No, only 6.9 million viewers tuned in despite heavy promotion. Viewership dropped nearly 2 million in week two. Well jeez, that stinks as Disney paid good money for Marvel's intellectual properties.What might women be tuning into in higher numbers despite a stale premise? Everything that the lesbian feminists will say is wrong with cishet culture.
The Bachelor pits 30 women age 21 to 33 all pining for the one handsome, successful men to select them at the end for a committed relationship. Each episode pits them against one another in little competitions and date set ups with the one man. Through the wonders of editing, there are classic characters like "the good girl", "the vamp", "the goofy one", "the shy one", "the psycho", "the cute but low self esteem girl", and sometimes the very special "psycho-vamp". Some of these women even leave their kid or kids behind for months to participate on the show. People watch for the first two episodes to see the big fights and cut downs, then leave for a while only to come back in the final few episodes for the "meet the family" episodes and the tough cuts. All regular viewers tune in for the finale and the "After the Rose" episode to see them all snipe at one another like catty women. This stale reality series in it's umpteenth iteration tops 10 million viewers regularly with some seasons seeing 15-20 million viewers for the finale.
ABC ran promos for Agent Carter during The Bachelor premiere. Those ideological wizards in charge of Disney just do not know when to quit. No one but nerdy men and SJWs want to see a skinny, pretty actress beating up giant henchmen. If you're going to give us a fighting woman, at least cast one that weighs over 110 pounds. It needs to be believable that their shoulders wouldn't pop out of joint if they fired a gun. People do not want this crap. Look at the ratings. The mega-promoted single mom cop show "Mysteries of Laura" is getting ratings lower than The Bachelor. The special sauce is that even if married, even if single, all women want to see the good one rewarded and the bad girl be tossed aside. Double points if the bad girl has implants. The vamp has to have her lies proven false and sent home. The final girl chosen has to be pretty but not too pretty. The handsome, successful guy has to pick a good one for that golden ticket: the chance to opt out. This is an easy formula that ABC duplicates over and over for heavily edited, semi-scripted reality television. If networks want to go back to scoring ratings over ideology, give the ladies what they want. Let them get that rose.